NEXOs hit Queensland
- Hyundai has deployed five zero-emissions NEXO hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles into the Queensland government fleet
- The deployment underlines both Hyundai’s and the Queensland government’s commitment to hydrogen and complements a 20-strong ACT government NEXO fleet
- NEXO has a range of 666km (WLTP) with a refuelling time of three to five minutes, in a futuristic compact SUV with ANCAP five-star safety and the latest autonomous driving capabilities and smart driving assistance systems
- NEXO is the first hydrogen-powered car in Australia, from the company that pioneered the mass production FCEV
Hyundai has deployed five zero-emissions NEXO hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles into the Queensland government fleet as the latest step in its continuing commitment to hydrogen as an eco-friendly motoring solution.
The NEXO fleet was launched on Saturday (21 August) at the GABBA in Brisbane, with Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen, Mick de Brenni, and the Hyundai-sponsored Brisbane Lions present in support of the QLD hydrogen revolution, ahead of the final-round AFL clash.
The NEXO fleet is designed to drive awareness and is duly dressed in an eye-catching Indigenous-inspired livery featuring a hydrogen nucleus and the Brisbane River (Maiwar), created by Brisbane-based Indigenous-owned creative company Iscariot Media.
A Brisbane hydrogen station will provide the vital refuelling infrastructure and joins stations in Canberra and Melbourne, and Australia’s first hydrogen refuelling station at the Hyundai Motor Company headquarters in Sydney.
The futuristic NEXO SUV is the first hydrogen-powered car available in Australia, and the fleet of five QLD government NEXOs bolster a national fleet established in 2021 with the rollout of 20 NEXOs for the ACT government and emergency services.
The Queensland government NEXO deployment marks yet another milestone as Hyundai Motor Company Australia, the government and other stakeholders work towards the implementation of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy, which aims to establish Australia at the forefront of the global hydrogen industry by 2030.